Turnstone's Casino Night
Updated: Sunday, 10 Mar 2013, 8:05 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 09 Mar 2013, 12:41 PM EST
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Turnstone Center for Children hosted its 38th Annual Casino Night on Saturday night at its facility on North Clinton Street.
This year's Casino Night included blackjack, bingo, a dice game, Texas Hold'em, and hermit crab races. There was also bingo, a raffle, and a silent auction.
More than 170 volunteers helped put the fundraiser together.
"It's a very casual event, not too stuffy, so it allows people to come out, have a great time, raise money for kids, and to say that it's been going on for 38 years, is pretty awesome. Fort Wayne is a very generous community and this is a night that really shines," Erin Arnold, special event coordinator for Turnstone, said.
Tickets were $30 each, if purchased in advance, or $40 at the door. People could also buy four tickets for $100.
The event was held to raise money for the non-profit agency, which provides wellness and recreational programs to empower children with disabilities.
Arnold said the goal of the Casino Night fundraiser was to raise $600,000.
The center for children will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year.
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